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events

Events listings are compiled by Sarah Han. See 8 Days a Week for information on how to submit items to the listings.

wednesday 19

Around town

'Anatomy of the Cockettes: An Evening with David Weisman and Bill Weber' Film Arts Foundation, 346 Ninth St, second floor; 552=8760, www.filmarts.org. 7-10pm, $12-20. Codirectors David Weissman and Bill Weber discuss the making of their film, The Cockettes.

Opera lecture Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post; 393-0100. 6pm, $20. Kip Cranna presents a lecture on Handel's opera Giulio Cesare.

'10 Years of Building a Youth Movement' First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin; 239-0161. 6-9pm, $5-100 sliding scale, free for youth. Youth Making a Change celebrates its 10th anniversary at this event featuring food, spoken word, music, and more.

Benefits

Spoken word benefit El Rio 3158 Mission; 282-3325. 8pm, $5. Shar Rednour and Michelle Tea host this spoken word benefit for SIR Video and the Stromboli Tour; performers include Carol Queen, Beth Lisick, Patrick Califia, Brenda-N Behan, Leroi Carpetmunchier, Helenka Handbasket, Andrea Lawlor, Meliza Banales, Jamie Kennedy, and Rupert.

Authors

Paul Krassner Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from his new book, Murder at the Conspiracy Convention and Other American Absurdities.

Bay Area

Stella Pope Duarte Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Let Their Spirits Dance.

Bradford Morrow Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from Ariel's Crossing.


thursday 20

Around town

'Chefs Without Hats' Ruby Skye, 420 Mason; 693-0777. 7-10:30pm, $45-55. At this Food and Wine Magazine-sponsored event, enjoy appetizers and desserts created by San Francisco chefs, dance to music spun by live DJs, and particiate in a silent auction.

'The Future of Community' Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; 597-6705. 7pm, $10-15. Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, journalist Ethan Watters, and DJ Polywog participate in this panel discussion about San Francisco's communities.

Bay Area

'Pride Mass 2002' Newman Hall-Holy Spirit Parish, 2700 Dwight Way, Berk; (510) 848-7812. 7pm. The LGBT Catholic Group presents this event.

Benefits

Robert Fisk First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berk; (510) 548-0542. 7pm, $20. The Middle East Children's Alliance presents a talk by Middle East correspondent for the London Independent Robert Fisk; proceeds benefit the effort to rebuild Jenin refugee camp on the West Bank.

Authors

Viken Berberian City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The author reads from his new novel, The Cyclist.

Vangie Buell, Liz Megino, Loralei Osborn, Tony Robles, Bill Sorro, Helen Toribio Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. Contributors to Seven Card Stud with Seven Mangangs Wild, an anthology of stories from Bay Area Filipino read.

Tina L. Jens Borderland Books, 866 Valencia; 824-8203. 7pm. The author reads from and signs The Blues Ain't Nothin'.

'Of the Flesh: Dangerous New Fiction Group Reading' Books, Inc., 2275 Market; 864-6777. 7:30pm. Editor Greg Wharton hosts a reading by authors Cara Bruce, Sean Meriwether, Marshall Moore, Ian Philips, Simon Sheppard, and horehound stillpoint from the anthology Of the Flesh: Dangerous New Fiction.

Renate Stendhal A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro; 431-0891. 7:30pm. The author reads from and signs Love's Learning Place: Truth as Aphrodisiac in Women's Long-Term Relationships.

Darlin Strauss Borders Books, 400 Post; 399-1633. 12:30pm. The author discusses and signs Real McCoy.

Bay Area

Christopher Hansard Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 644-0861. 7:30pm. The author discusses and signs The Tibetan Art of Living.

Justin Kaplan, Anne Bernays Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 7pm. The authors discuss Back Then.

Paul Krassner Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Murder at the Conspiracy Convention and Other American Absurdities.


friday 21


Around town

'Media Speakeasy: Liberation Drive-In' Parking lot on Harrison, between 15th and 17th St, Oakl; www.nonchalance.org. 9pm. Bring your own radio to receive transmission from Nonchalance Collective's outdoor video festival featuring alternative media from Guerrilla News Network, PaperTiger TV, IndyMedia, and others.

Benefits


Annual community dinner and drawing Ganesh Indian Restaurant, 2700 16th St; 824-8384, ext 201. 6:30-10:30pm, $25. This event features a curry feast, traditional Indian dance and music, and a raffle with more than 20 prizes; proceeds benefit the International Development Exchange.

'Bares Bones, an Acoustic Cabaret' Dolores Park Cafe, 501 Dolores; 621-2936. 7:30pm, $5-20 sliding scale. Hilary Reed hosts this benefit for Nectar; performers include Bleu, Storm Flores, Thea Hillman, Bern, the Little Giants, and others.

'Inhibition | Exhibition' Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; www.artangels.org/inhibitionexhibition. 6pm-midnight, $40. This evening of theater, dance, and music performances and an art auction benefits Art Angels.


Authors


James Ellroy Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Devorah Major Marcus Books, 3900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakl; (510) 652-2344. 6:30pm. The poet and novelist discusses her new novel, Brown Glass Windows.

 

saturday 22

Around town


'Juneteenth Family Picnic' Rooftop Gardens, Yerba Buena Gardens, Howard between Third and Fourth St; 543-1718. 1pm, free. This family event features live jazz, gospel, and R&B performances by Vincent Williams, Phia, and others; hip-hop dancing, and Congolese dance performances.

Organic rose workshop Potrero Gardens, 1201 17th St; 861-8220. 11am, free. Learn how to grow roses organically in the Bay Area at this workshop.

Kent Reno Harvey Milk Photography Center, 50 Scott; 255-9569. 2pm. San Anselmo-based photographer Kent Reno discusses and answers questions about his work.

'Saving the Last Shangri-La, Bhutan' Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. 2-3:30pm, free. Wallace Stegner Environmental Center presents a program featuring a slide presentation and discussion on Bhutan.

Bay Area

'Art Underneath' Chevil Até Theater, 1897 San Leandro, Bldg A, Oakl; (510) 486-2796. 6pm-2am, $10-15. This multimedia art event features dance performances, visual art displays, live bands, and film screenings.

'Bay Area Salutes Luisah Teish' Waterfront Hotel, 10 Washington, Jack London Square, Oakl; (510) 652-1473, ext 2. 7:30pm, $20-50 sliding scale. This event celebrates the life and work of Yoruba priest and activist Luisah Teish.

'California Shakespeare Festival's Family Day' Bruns Memorial Amphitheater, Gateway Blvd near Fish Ranch Rd, Orinda; (510) 548-3422, ext 125. 10am-2pm, $8-12. This family event features face paintings, theater games, crafts, storytelling, and more.

Summer solstice celebration Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berk; (510) 548-3333. 10am-3pm, free. This event features live music, a crafts fair, and a summer solstice ritual.

Benefits

Middle East Children's Alliance event 848 Community Space, 848 Divisadero; www.848.com. 7:30pm, $7-20 donation. This political and music event features speaker Barbara Lubin from the Middle East Children's Alliance discussing the Middle East conflict, a screening of the film Intifada – Children of Fire, and a musical performance by rock band Fojimoto; proceeds benefit the Middle East Children's Alliance.

'Nutriendo la Esperanza/Nourishing Hope' Horace Mann Middle School Auditorium, 23rd St and Bartlett; 643-9362. 7:30pm, $10-20 donation. This concert features performances by Francisco Herrera, Miguel Govea, Leticia Hernandez, Loco Bloco, and others; proceeds benefit Loco Bloco's Youth Exchange in Cuba.

'Rising above Hate: A Benefit for the Women's Building Mural, Maestrapeace' San Francisco Women's Building, 3543 18th St; 431-1180, ext 17. 8pm, $10-20 sliding scale. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'Third Annual Fire Arts Festival' The Crucible, 1036 Ashby, Berk; (510) 843-5510. 4pm-2am, $10-20. The nonprofit art center raises funds with a fiery evening of demonstrations, performances, and art displays.

Bay Area

'EOYDC Benefit Concert and Gala' Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Way at Telegraph, Berk; (510) 642-9988. 7:30pm, $40-75. The East Oakland Youth Development Center presents this benefit concert featuring Regina Belle, Mark Curry, Gary Payton, and other special guests.

'Fire Arts Festival 2002' The Crucible, 1036 Ashby, Berk; (510) 843-5511. 4-9pm, $10-20. The Crucible presents its third annual fundraiser featuring fire and aerial performers, live DJs, musicians, and more.

'Walk in the Wild' Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Link Rd, Oakl; (510) 632-9525, ext 131, www.oaklandzoo.org. 5-10pm, $65-75. The Oakland Zoo presents this fundraising party featuring special animal exhibitions, foods and spirits provided by Bay Area restaurants Café Colucci Gourmet Ethiopian Cuisine and Le Cheval, and West African music and dance performances; proceeds benefit the zoo's education programs.

Authors

Michael Cadnum, Ellen Datlow, Katherine Vaz Borderland Books, 866 Valencia; 824-8203. 2pm. Editor Ellen Datlow and contributors Michael Cadnum and Katherine Vaz read from and sign The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest.

James Ellroy Park Branch Library, 1833 Page; 863-8688. 7pm. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Bay Area

Joe Di Prisco Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 7pm. The author reads from Sun City.

Bakari Kitwana Marcus Books, 3900 Martin Luther King Jr., Way, Oakl; (510) 652-2344. 6:30pm. The author discusses The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis.

 

sunday 23

Around town

'Second Annual Geezers' Ball' Starlight Room, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell; www.stopaids.org. 4-7pm, free. Stop AIDS Project presents this party and tribute for San Francisco's older gay community featuring live music from all eras, including disco, big band, and musica latina.

Benefits

Benefit piano recital St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St; 840-0675. 3pm, $10-12. Pianist Daniel Glover performs Bay Area composer Kathleen Mackie's "Homage à Debussy (Odyssey)" to benefit the San Francisco Concert Chorale.

Authors


'Pagans on Broadway!' Black Oak Books, 540 Broadway; 986-3872. 7:30pm, free. This Modern Pagans book release party features talks and interviews with coauthors V. Vale, John Sulak, Charles Gatewood, T. Thorn Coyle, a belly dancing performance by Troupe Benizar, and more.

Bay Area

Andrew Boyd Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 2pm. The author discusses his book Daily Afflictions.

Carol Field Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 4pm. The author reads from Mangoes and Quince.

Jean Ray Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from her new novel, Step Ball Change.

 

monday 24


Authors


Melody Beattie Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market 896-1606. 12:30pm. The author discusses and signs Choices.

Michael Oren Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; Second floor; 597-6705. 6pm, $9-12. The author discusses his book Six Days of War.

Bay Area

Paul Buhle Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author talks about Radical Hollywood.

Susanne Pari Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from her novel, The Fortune Catcher.

Benefits

Pleasant Hill Community Foundation benefit Yan Can, 35 Crescent, Pleasant Hill; (925) 827-4133. 6-8pm, $10. This benefit coincides with the opening of television chef Martin Yan's first restaurant; dinner will be served, and Yan will be on hand to sign copies of his latest cookbook, Martin Yan's Asian Cookbook.

 

tuesday 25


Benefits


'Viva Variety 25' Bayfront Theatre, B350, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 863-0741, ext 2. 8pm, $20. This performance features comedian Blake, performance artist Buttlicka, novelist Kirk Read, the Velocity Circus's Mystic Pixies, and others to benefit the AIDS Emergency Relief; this show is an official Gay Pride event.

Authors

Rohan Gunaratna Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, Second floor; 597-6705. 6pm, $9-12. The author discusses Inside Al-Queda: The Network of Global Terror.

Devorah Major Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The poet and novelist reads from her new novel, Brown Glass Windows.

Charles Platkin Alexander Books Company, 50 Second St; 495-2992. 12:30pm. The author discusses and signs Breaking the Pattern.

Mary Rakow Borders Books, Stonestown Galleria, 233 Winston Dr; 731-0665. 7pm. The author discusses and signs Memory Room.

Paul Whitfield Get Lost Travel Books, 1825 Market; 437-0529. 7pm. The author discusses his guidebook Rough Guide to Alaska.

Bay Area


Melody Beattie Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses Choices.

George Lakoff Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think.